Lumber River Council of Governments
The Lumber River Council of Governments (LRCOG) or “Region N” is a regional planning and service agency representing 41 local governments in Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland Counties. The purpose of the LRCOG is to assist its local government members with issues they deem appropriate. The LRCOG serves as a planner/administrator for a number of federal administrative programs dealing with older adults, worker training and transportation planning.
The LRCOG is also a direct service agency for several programs such as older adult nutrition, caregiver resources, housing rehabilitation and focused worker training initiatives. The LRCOG also serves as a local and regional planning arm for its membership. The agency provides technical assistance and planning services such as grant writing and administration, ordinance writing, census data analysis and studies. The agency is also the facilitator/planner for a number of regional initiatives addressing water resources and infrastructure.
The LRCOG is one of 16 Regional Councils covering North Carolina. All Regional Councils serve as Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and provide planning resources. Other services provided by Regional Councils include transportation planning, workforce development, water resources planning and economic development.